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Our Mission
The MIT-Laser Biomedical Research Center (George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory) is engaged in research in the field of modern optics and spectroscopy for the purpose of furthering fundamental knowledge of atoms and molecules and pursuing advanced engineering biomedical applications.

See the MIT Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC) .

See the MIT Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC) .

Centers and Facilities
The Laboratory houses the MIT Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC), supported by the National Institutes of Health. The LBRC supports core and collaborative research and independent projects by outside investigators from academia, government and industrial institutions and its facilities are open for biological and biomedicine research.

The MIT-Laser Biomedical Research Center (Spectroscopy Laboratory) sponsors workshops and seminars throughout the academic year in various aspects of spectroscopy and laser applications to biomedicine. Announcements for the seminars and workshops are made via the website, newsletters and MIT events calendar.

Founded in 1931 by Karl T. Compton and George R. Harrison, the Spectroscopy Laboratory has a long, distinguished history in the field of spectroscopy. Originally a world-recognized center for classical atomic spectroscopy and later a leader in infrared and Raman spectroscopic techniques, the Laboratory is continually pursuing new frontiers in spectroscopy such as the development of spectroscopic techniques to diagnose disease.